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Lecturer - Muir College Writing Program 2022-2023

Application Window

Open date: May 13, 2022

Next review date: Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Muir College Writing Program courses engage in critical analysis in thinking, reading, and writing during which students must advance beyond the basic competency expected at entrance to understand and write discourse acceptable at the university level. Even when faced with challenging topics, students must demonstrate the ability to comprehend textual arguments at more than a superficial level; their writing must exhibit an understanding of academic arguments and analysis. (For more information about the program, see

Part-time non-tenure track lectureships are available for the 2022-2023 academic year. Appointments vary from one to up to three quarters. The instructor may teach MCWP 40, 50, or 125. MCWP 125 is a writing course specifically for transfer students.

Salary commensurate with experience and based on published UC pay scales.

*Teaching evaluations, sample syllabus, and letters of recommendation may be required if the applicant is selected as a top candidate.

For this Transition Year only, we will be using AP Recruit to review current/internal appointees and also collect applicants. This process was created to streamline these efforts as the campus transitions to the new process for Unit 18 Lecturers.

Please use the specialization tool to identify if you are an internal/current appointee or an external applicant.

Internal/Current Department Appointees are required to submit:

  • CV
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity
  • Teaching Evaluations: Most recent evaluations (including student comments, if available)
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Sample Syllabi

External Applicants are required to submit:

  • CV
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity
  • Teaching Evaluations: Most recent evaluations (including student comments, if available). If not available, upload a letter of reference on your teaching ability.
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Sample Syllabi


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • A Ph.D., M.F.A., MA, or MS in any field is required by time of application
Preferred qualifications
  • Degree in Composition, Rhetoric, Writing Studies, English, Literature or other related field
  • Demonstrated proficiency in teaching writing in a University setting
  • A commitment to student learning and experience in a collaborative work environment.
  • Familiarity with using a LMS
  • Experience with teaching writing about, but not in, the sciences, humanities and humanistic social sciences, or social and environmental justice
  • Demonstrated strong leadership or commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Sample Syllabi (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Teaching Evaluations - Most recent teaching evaluations (including student comments, if available). If not available, upload a letter of reference on your teaching ability.

Reference requirements
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)
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